This display showcased the Soyuz spacecraft used for European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission to the International Space Station.
As the only Scottish venue on the tour of this spacecraft, this was an unmissable chance to see the Soyuz TMA-19M used to return to Earth on 18 June 2016. As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station conducting experiments, walking in space and even running a marathon.
Image above: Tim Peake's Spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-19M © Science Museum Group.
Tim Peake and crew after landing in the Soyuz TMA-19M © ESA Stephane Corvaja
The Soyuz TMA-19M after landing © NASA Bill Ingalls
7 Space Descent VR launch © Jody Kingzett Science Museum
Landing of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft © ESA Stephane Corvaja
My ride home, Soyuz TMA-19M looking as good as the day she was launched into orbit - Tim Peake © ESA NASA
Tim Peake using Space Descent VR © Jody Kingzett, courtesy of the Science Museum
View from Space Descent VR with Tim Peake © Science Museum
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake © Science Museum
Tim Peake's Soyuz Unveiled at Science Museum 8 © Jody Kingzett, Science Museum
Experience Tim Peake’s journey back to earth in the Soyuz space capsule in this virtual reality adventure. Now you can join Tim Peake for a thrilling 250-mile descent back to earth and see space through the eyes of an astronaut. Tim Peake is your guide for this out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts you in the pilot's seat of a Soyuz capsule - just like the one that brought him home.
Using the latest state-of-the-art Samsung Gear VR technology, you’ll get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and experience the thrill of being an astronaut as you retrace Tim's journey back to Earth from the International Space Station.
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake is wheelchair accessible. There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.
We've set a special mission - can you complete all our Space challenges? Pick up our Space Quest trail and collect your stamp from the ticket desk next to Tim Peake's Spacecraft.
The Science Museum Group acquired the module in December 2016 and it has recently been displayed at the Science Museum in London. The Science Museum Group and Samsung have joined forces to create a UK tour of the spacecraft.
Launching during the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education, The National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft celebrates the truly global effort behind modern space exploration. Manufactured by RSC Energia for ROSCOSMOS the Russian Space Agency, the Soyuz tells the story of the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut’s journey to the International Space Station.
17 May - 4 Aug 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Hawthornden Court, Level 1
The display of Tim Peake’s spacecraft is free to visit.
There is a £5 fee for Space Descent VR experience.
Space Descent VR
Bookable timed sessions from 10:30 - 16:00
Age restriction applies. Age 13+
Advanced booking recommended.
Please arrive 5 minutes before your booked VR experience session. Sessions last 30 minutes.Book Space Descent VR